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GitLab Pages vs Swagger UI: What are the differences?

Developers describe GitLab Pages as "Create websites for your GitLab projects, groups, or user account". Host your static websites on GitLab.com for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more. On the other hand, Swagger UI is detailed as "dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation". Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API.

GitLab Pages and Swagger UI are primarily classified as "Static Web Hosting" and "Documentation as a Service &" tools respectively.

Rainist, Zalando, and Hootsuite are some of the popular companies that use Swagger UI, whereas GitLab Pages is used by Caravelo, Mocco, and Sigfox. Swagger UI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 205 company stacks & 107 developers stacks; compared to GitLab Pages, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 22 developer stacks.

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From a StackShare Community member: "I just started working for a start-up and we are in desperate need of better documentation for our API. Currently our API docs is in a README.md file. We are evaluating Postman and Swagger UI. Since there are many options and I was wondering what other StackSharers would recommend?"

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Jagdeep Singh
Tech Lead at ucreate.it · | 8 upvotes · 171.1K views

I use Postman because of the ease of team-management, using workspaces and teams, runner, collections, environment variables, test-scripts (post execution), variable management (pre and post execution), folders (inside collections, for better management of APIs), newman, easy-ci-integration (and probably a few more things that I am not able to recall right now).

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Sadik Ay
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I recommend Postman because it's easy to use with history option. Also, it has very great features like runner, collections, test scripts runners, defining environment variables and simple exporting and importing data.

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I use Swagger UI because it's an easy tool for end-consumers to visualize and test our APIs. It focuses on that ! And it's directly embedded and delivered with the APIs. Postman's built-in tools aren't bad, but their main focus isn't the documentation and also, they are hosted outside the project.

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Pros of GitLab Pages
Pros of Swagger UI
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    Free
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    Integrated build and release pipeline
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    Allows any custom build scripts and plugins
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    Open Source
  • 34
    Can execute api calls from the documentation
  • 28
    Free to use
  • 19
    Customizable
  • 14
    Easy to implement in .Net
  • 13
    Mature, clean spec
  • 11
    API Visualization
  • 9
    Coverage
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 6
    Scaffolding
  • 5
    Vibrant and active community
  • 4
    Elegant
  • 3
    Adopted by tm forum api
  • 2
    Clear for React
  • 1
    Can deploy API to AWS API Gateway and AWS Lambda

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Cons of GitLab Pages
Cons of Swagger UI
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    Require Jekyll approach
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    Slow builds
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    Need to learn YAML and RAML
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    You don’t actually get in-line error highlighting
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    Does not support hypermedia

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What is GitLab Pages?

Host your static websites on GitLab.com for free, or on your own GitLab Enterprise Edition instance. Use any static website generator: Jekyll, Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, and more

What is Swagger UI?

Swagger UI is a dependency-free collection of HTML, Javascript, and CSS assets that dynamically generate beautiful documentation and sandbox from a Swagger-compliant API

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What are some alternatives to GitLab Pages and Swagger UI?
GitHub Pages
Public webpages hosted directly from your GitHub repository. Just edit, push, and your changes are live.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
GitLab
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Netlify
Netlify is smart enough to process your site and make sure all assets gets optimized and served with perfect caching-headers from a cookie-less domain. We make sure your HTML is served straight from our CDN edge nodes without any round-trip to our backend servers and are the only ones to give you instant cache invalidation when you push a new deploy. Netlify is also the only static hosting service with integrated continuous deployment.
Confluence
Capture the knowledge that's too often lost in email inboxes and shared network drives in Confluence instead – where it's easy to find, use, and update.
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